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    Billy Dodson

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  1. CrashDodson

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    The brief will likely be done on the first stage you shoot by the ROs. You will need to be at your first stage by 7:30 on AM days.
  2. CrashDodson

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    Should be able to walk stages. Im shooting limited, not sure what changes will be made between factory and limited, I haven't looked at the factory match book. The cant keep you from walking around the range on any day. If there is no squad on the bay you should be able to get on the stage.
  3. CrashDodson

    2018 USPSA Nationals

    You can walk a stage if no one is shooting the stage. Where did you read/hear that?
  4. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Support sent me a customized guide for primer system to look over. Im not available to work on it at home during normal business hours so im sure its going to be some back and forth via email. I worked late last night and was unable to fiddle with the press yet.
  5. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Ya it was weird the toolhead was going up and down but the shell plate was not moving. It could be due to me changing the index settings to fix the shell plate stutter. But I dont think I should have to oil that rocker bar every 300 rounds either. When I measured the pawl it was .075ish. which is in the range in the documentation.
  6. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I have a support ticket opened with M7
  7. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I measured and it was within spec. The problem is when the primer rocker sticks in the up position the bar that seats the primers blocks the shell plate from advancing but the press keeps cycling.
  8. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    Yes when I caught the press cycling but not advancing I ended up with a double charge that i pulled out. My worry is there were times i was not laser focused and fear it could have happened without me knowing.
  9. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I placed an order for the decap sense, which showed in stock and the powder sensor which is on back order. With the press able to cycle but the shell plate not advance I would feel better with the powder sensor in there. Ive had the primer bar stick a few times that I noticed. Now I have about 1000 rounds that I dont feel confident about. I suppose I could weigh them but all I have is a balance beam type scale. I suppose I could weigh a known good round and then weigh them all. Not sure if I could detect a difference in 4.5 grains with this cheap scale.
  10. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I had the primer rocker bar stick again. It's really scary that the press can cycle without the shell plate advancing.
  11. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I dont have one but thank you. I found the primer issue to be 90% one headstamp. I took a dremel with sand bit and reduced the diameter of the pin and polished. I repeated this step 3 times. I just had my first 100 primer run without any stoppage. I also have the bottom dwell set to 5 to give the primer more time to fall off.
  12. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    This was the answer. Thank you. When loading with the rf100 pushing the tube down from the top is the key. ?
  13. CrashDodson

    Mark7 Evolution

    I took the whole thing apart. Got the index right. The shell plate doesn't move at the last minute now. I moved my U die to the swage station and it crushed the very first case. I moved it back to above the priming station and put the lee sizing die that came with the press in the swage station and removed the pin. I also noticed the spring that wraps around the shell plate was putting pressure on the case rim and causing the case to tilt out away from the press, very slightly. I loosened the tension on the spring and with the current die setup I have not smashed any cases. Now my continued issue is the primer gets stuck to the tip of the decap pin. Its then pulled back into the case just enough so that it rides there to the swage station. Swage then reseats the primer, smashes it and sets off the clutch. I tried filing the tip of the decap pin a little flatter and polishing the pin with some high grit sand paper.
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